• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST MOUSE EVER!

    I know everyone complains but my school full of students with greasy and dirty handds have not managed to make any of the track-balls get clogged.
    It works flawlessly.
    By far better than any other mouse EVER!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a Third Party Mouse

    Scroll ball gets jammed really often, and rolling it around on a towel helps for like a day and the ball returns to its semi-retarded state. Also the single casing looks cool but I often find the mouse left clicking when I want to right click and right clicking when I want left!

    It's not worth it

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Mouse of all time.

    Comfortable and easy to use. Enough said.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    One of these came with my iMac and it was great for a few months. Then, like everyone else, the scroll wheel gave out and now it doesn't scroll down at all or smoothly in any direction. I did try to clean it but I put soap in it and now I can't middle-click. And yes I tried holding it upside down and rolling the wheel in every direction. I just bought a Logitech optical mouse to replace it. I really hope Apple replaces this mouse soon because it's good except for the wheel.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage if you can't clean the scroll wheel

    I love the mouse and especially the scroll wheel, but it gets dirty and gunky, even if you are like Monk (like me) but that's just the nature of things...

    Now that would be OK as I love opening things up and cleaning them, (like the old roller style mouses, you'd have to take the ball out and clean the little rollers, this is the same, but the rollers are much tinier and you have to remove the box and ball and the 4 rollers are not mounted, but just "there" )

    but no reliable way to open this and clean it without breaking open the ring, unplugging both ribbon cables, and cleaning the little bitty rollers, doesn't always go back together so nicely and you have to redo it, because one little roller is slightly off. And then you have to glue the outer ring back on. And its not always dirt, either, as sometimes these little rollers get pushed back and

    I've seen all the posts about how to clean it without opening it up, but after seeing what it looks like opened up, no way any of those other methods are really truly gonna clean the rollers, a stop-gap measure at best, and with opening this thing so tedious and fragile, looks like the only way after a while is to buy a new one...

    But that would be okay, if Apple didn't charge 2-3x what other folks charge for a device that didn't last nearly as long....

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sticky Rollerball Issue

    I've been completely satisfied with the Mighty Mouse... Loved the addition of the rollerball - Even though sometimes it gets clogged. But I'm sure we all remember the days of having to pull the hard rubber ball out of the bottom of our old Apple mouse and remove the gunk to regain the smooth precision we all ache for.... Well the tiny little rollerball just needs some TLC like it's predecessors. I find if I take a small corner of paper and slide it around where the ball meets the plastic on all sides, it removes enough of the "build up" so that it works like new again every time.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ummmm.....

    It was very good for a while, but then it got dirty very easily. Easy, but annoying to clean. Something got in the scroll ball, though, so now I can't scroll down....

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball not working

    After having my iMac for over 2 years - the "mighty" mouse had stopped being mighty. The scroll ball would only roll up and side to side but not down, causing me to revert to using the scroll bars on the side of my open apps.

    I read a review, which said: "Put a piece of clean paper on your desk. Flip the mouse over so the ball touches the paper. Press on the bottom of the mouse so the ball pushes into the paper. Now move the mouse back and forth in all directions for about 30 seconds. Flip the mouse over and the ball magically works again. You'll probably see some neat dirt lines on the paper from the ball."

    The dirty lines I got were quite considerable and a little dust ball chunk fell out as I was doing this. My "mighty" mouse now works great!!

    Thanks!

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cure for malfunctioning scroll-wheel

    I, like all the users here, had the same problem: a scroll-wheel which scrolled down, not up, after about a year of use. I was about to toss the mighty mouse out as everyone here has suggested when I thought of the can of Air Duster (Kenair) I use for cleaning optical equipment. A blast all around the track ball (hold in the little ball and blast all around it) had the thing fixed in about 5 seconds. Cured! For the cost of a can of air it's worth it, the mouse is back to full working order.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Bar Cleaning Method

    I've had the same frustrating problem that many of you have - the scroll wheel scrolls up, but not down (or vice-versa). This led me to replace a mighty mouse at least once that I can recall - while still under warranty. Well it just happened again! But I thought it best to read some reviewer suggestions before throwing it out the window. Glad I did, because it gave me the idea to combine a couple of separate suggestions and I think I've hit upon a new(?) way to clean the wheel that seems to work.

    Lay out an isopropyl alcohol cleaning tissue ( I have the Flents brand Wipe'N Clear), turn the mouse upside down and roll the scroll wheel vigorously over the tissue with a clean piece of paper underneath. After a few rounds of this my mouse has resumed working perfectly. Good Luck.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it but...

    When I bought my iMac I was expecting to replace the mighty mouse because I have high standards for mouse ergonomics. I was surprised that I liked the mighty mouse's low profile, which took the strain off my mouse hand. Over the year I had it, I had to clean the scroll ball a couple of times when it got dirty, but it was not hard to clean.

    I just sold my iMac and bought a unibody Macbook, keyboard, mouse, and 24" cinema display. My complaint about the mighty mouse: The length of the cord is not listed in the specs for the product, and I find this inexcusable. I had to read many reviews to find out the cord was "short". It is not as short as the cord on the mouse shipped with the iMac. For those who need to know, the cord is about 28 inches long: too short to use with the notebooks having USB ports on the left, and about a foot too long to use with the wired keyboard.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel broke

    My scroll wheel broke after 2 months and 3 weeks of use. I am able to scroll downwards but not upwards (no ticking sound while scrolling up). Looking at the other reviews, it doesn't look like it can be fixed or cleaned, and that it seems like a regular problem - so I didn't even consider buying another mighty mouse. I just bought a basic $19.99 Microsoft mouse - the scroll wheel feels a lot more robust. I wonder if the mighty mouse is still under warranty and I could have this replaced?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean Scroll Ball

    I have had my wired Mighty Mouse for several years with no problems...until a couple of months ago. The scroll would only work in one direction. I read one of the reviews and instead of Lysol wipes, I used a Q-tip and isopropyl alcohol. I gently depressed the ball with the Q-tip that had been saturated with the alcohol. I rolled the ball around. Repeated the process and within less than 10 seconds the ball was working fine.
    Note: Use isopropyl alcohol - not rubbing alcohol.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all been said before...

    But the scroll-ball -- why in the name of GOD would you (Apple) make a mouse that cannot be cleaned? The scrollball gummed up in less than a month (And yes, I kept the mousing area clean but I'm sorry, my skin produces oil just like everyone else's). Another brain-donor move from Apple design wonks.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball can be EASILY fixed

    Besides the scroll ball malfunction, the mighty mouse is very useful and worth buying. The scroll ball can be easily cleaned. You just use a Lysol wipe and clean it ever-so-often while rolling the ball. After using the mouse for at least a year, that quick method has worked every single time.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my mighty mouse!

    I have a mighty mouse at home, but when looking for a mouse to use with my macbook, I decided to opt for a cheaper Microsoft notebook mouse. Don't get me wrong, it's a great little notebook mouse in most ways, but the scrolling is so jerky and awful on it that I really miss my mighty mouse! Think I'll save up for a wireless one for the macbook...

    Yes, my mighty mouse trackball did stop working at the weekend there (not surprising with two sticky-fingered kids using it!), but I simply followed the helpful video on the apple support site and used a slightly dampened cloth, turned the mouse over and rubbed the ball vigorously - hey presto. After reading all the negative comments about the trackball on here I had been nervous about mine packing in, but I think people have basically just over-reacted. As others have said here, just clean it with a cloth and it's good as new.

    The mighty mouse is comfortable to use for long periods, responsive, and the scrolling is just fantastic. I totally recommend either the wired or wireless versions.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The roll ball keeps breaking

    I am on my third Mighty Mouse! It's a great design, it works. Until the roller ball gets dirty and quits scrolling. It happened with the original mouse that came with the computer, then the replacement mouse I bought, and now once again. Each time I am convinced I can keep the mouse clean. I purell my hand, I carefully wipe the ball clean with a cloth or paper. Nope. Third strike. I wish Apple would update the "strength" of this Mighty Mouse.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    I received this mouse as a gift about a week ago, and so far I absolutely love it! It has a very sturdy feeling in my hand, and is an absolute joy to use. The 360º scroll ball is amazing, and the pressure pads on the side are extremely useful for access Expose.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not so good.

    The mouse itself is good looking, and fits the hand nicely. The only problem(s) I have with this product is that:

    1. The side buttons get accidentally hit a lot. (well for me)

    2. The track ball stops working over time.

    Going to #1, usually when I'm surfing the web, running an application that requires the mouse, I always hit those two side buttons. I know you can reprogram them to nothing, but I like to use it for expose and find it difficult to get used to.

    Going to #2, the track ball does stop working over time. I've had the mouse for approx. 4-5 months and the track ball cannot scroll up. This is from the ball attracting dirt, therefore the dirt goes into the tracking system and disconnects the ball from the tracker. (Sorry If I didn't explain it thoroughly; I did the best I could)

    The mouse works fine other then those two flaws. The touch case sensitive buttons are perfect, the DPI is nice, and it looks like a good, reasonable glamourous Apple product.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's How to Fix the Ball

    It's a sleek design. The buttons are totally customizable and work great. The biggest problem is that the little ball invariably collects too much dirt to work. Here's a simple way to clean the ball and get back to scrolling in 360 degrees:

    Put a piece of clean paper on your desk. Flip the mouse over so the ball touches the paper. Press on the bottom of the mouse so the ball pushes into the paper. Now move the mouse back and forth in all directions for about 30 seconds. Flip the mouse over and the ball magically works again. You'll probably see some neat dirt lines on the paper from the ball.

    -Don't grind the mouse casing into the desk, just push the ball.

    -If you don't unplug the mouse first, understand that you'll probably get a few random mouse clicks while your doing this.

    138 of 149 people found this useful